# Convert Micrometers to Meters

Enter the length in micrometers below to get the value converted to meters.

**Results in Meters:**

## How to Convert Micrometers to Meters

Convert micrometers to meters with this simple formula:

Converting a micrometer length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One micrometer is equal to 1.0E-6 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 1.0E-6.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 micrometers to meters using the formula above.

Micrometers and meters are both units used to measure length.
Learn more about length and
find more length measurement conversion calculators.
Micrometers are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as *µm*, for example 1 µm.
Meters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as *m*, for example 1 m.
Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure.
The micrometer is often referred to as a *micron* and internationally it is spelled *micrometre*.

The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.
Internationally it is actually spelled *metre*. It was first defined 1793 as ^{1}/_{10,000,000} the length from the equator to
the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted
in 1983, is the distance light travels in ^{1}/_{299,792,458} seconds and was adopted to in 1983.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

## Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Micrometers | Meters |
---|---|

1 µm | 0.000001 m |

2 µm | 0.000002 m |

3 µm | 0.000003 m |

4 µm | 0.000004 m |

5 µm | 0.000005 m |

6 µm | 0.000006 m |

7 µm | 0.000007 m |

8 µm | 0.000008 m |

9 µm | 0.000009 m |

10 µm | 0.00001 m |

11 µm | 0.000011 m |

12 µm | 0.000012 m |

13 µm | 0.000013 m |

14 µm | 0.000014 m |

15 µm | 0.000015 m |

16 µm | 0.000016 m |

17 µm | 0.000017 m |

18 µm | 0.000018 m |

19 µm | 0.000019 m |

20 µm | 0.00002 m |

21 µm | 0.000021 m |

22 µm | 0.000022 m |

23 µm | 0.000023 m |

24 µm | 0.000024 m |

25 µm | 0.000025 m |

26 µm | 0.000026 m |

27 µm | 0.000027 m |

28 µm | 0.000028 m |

29 µm | 0.000029 m |

30 µm | 0.00003 m |

31 µm | 0.000031 m |

32 µm | 0.000032 m |

33 µm | 0.000033 m |

34 µm | 0.000034 m |

35 µm | 0.000035 m |

36 µm | 0.000036 m |

37 µm | 0.000037 m |

38 µm | 0.000038 m |

39 µm | 0.000039 m |

40 µm | 0.00004 m |

## More Micrometer Length Conversions

**US Customary & Imperial Units**

- Convert to Miles
- 1 µm is equal to 6.2137E-10 miles
- Convert to Yards
- 1 µm is equal to 1.0936E-6 yards
- Convert to Feet
- 1 µm is equal to 3.2808E-6 feet
- Convert to Inches
- 1 µm is equal to 3.937E-5 inches

**SI Units**

- Convert to Kilometers
- 1 µm is equal to 1.0E-9 kilometers
- Convert to Centimeters
- 1 µm is equal to 0.0001 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters
- 1 µm is equal to 0.001 millimeters
- Convert to Nanometers
- 1 µm is equal to 1,000 nanometers